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  1. Splits/Combines
    For those of you successful with using the Snelgrove board for vertical splits, swarm management, or queen rearing, what's your "Go-To" type of queen excluder for your setup and why? Wood vs plastic vs metal....which should I choose for success? Thank you
  2. Splits/Combines
    I did my first vertical split with a Snelgrove board on May 4th. I don't want more hives. It was an out of control huge two deep overwintered hive with one capped and 3-4 uncapped q-cells. I put queen below SB with no q-cells and added a second drawn deep and two supers (already heavy with...
  3. Bee Forum
    The following is Snelgrove's recommended (two step) technique to introduce a queen to a laying worker hive. It's from his book "The Introduction of Queen Bees". I haven't heard of anyone using this technique. ..................................................................... Direct...
  4. Bee Forum
    In Snelgrove's book "The Introduction of Queen Bees" one method of introducing virgin queens was to use only sealed brood. I have considered setting up my queen-castles the day before the queens arrive with emerging / sealed brood... Having read a number of threads on the subject of virgin...
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